Events

ELEVATE!

the ULTIMATE EQUINOX RETREAT
join CANDACE BLAIR & TYMI HOWARD
for a luxury retreat at the Horse Shoe Farm, nestled in the mountains of North Carolina.

Expect to be inspired & transformed through yoga (Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini & our “Vindalini” fusion), sound healing, sacred cacao, labyrinth walks and a fire ceremony while luxuriating in the offerings on this beautiful 80 acre ranch in Hendersonville. Your experience includes access to the Ranch Pool, a Pickleball Court, Fishing, Canoes, Walking paths, as well as a continental breakfast, a magnificent lunch buffet & 4-5 Course Gourmet Dinner Service. You will also be able to add-on Spa Treatments at your pleasure.

 Wallow in Luxury and Elevate: Mind, Body & Spirit

We offer this retreat to you with all our love,
Tymi & Candace  

TEEN YOGA SUMMER SERIES
with EMILY BRISTOL LMSW, 200RYT

 5 week yoga class series for

 TEENS between the ages of 13-18.

Each class will have a physical practice, as well as a mental health and well being component.
This series is led and created
by Emily Bristol, LMSW, 200 RYT.
 
$100 for 5 weeks
$25 for Single Drop-in
 
SUNDAY
3:00pm-4:00pm
June 23rd
June 30th
July 7th
July 14th
July 21st
 
 *if you are interested in the series, but have a financial hardship please email Emily Bristol:
Little Yogis SUMMER SESSION at James Island Yoga
with STACY PETH

July 8-11 (Monday thru Thursday)
1:30-3:00pm
$30 drop in/$100 for full series

 
Join us for Little Yogis Summer Session – an inspired kids yoga class plus mindful, creative activities for ages 5-10.

We will incorporate some “play” into our yoga sessions and explore how to mindfully handle all of life’s little lessons. Further, we’ll explore making malas and coloring mandalas as well as creating our own mantras.

The active yoga practice is 40+ minutes and will incorporate breathwork, yoga poses, rest and meditation. We’ll break for a healthy snack then delve into our creative selves. Your child(ren) will leave feeling balanced and ready to relax into the afternoon.

*please send your child with a water bottle and a healthy (not too messy) snack.

The Art of Balance Summer Series

with Danielle

Single Class | $35
3 Class Series | $85
 
June 14th, July 19th, August 16th
FRIDAY:  6:30pm-8:00pm
*receive Yoga Alliance CE hours. 

* ATTEND ONE or ALL THREE SESSIONS. 

The Art of Balance series is designed to change your mind about balancing on your hands and forearms.

Arm balances allow us to develop a deeper connection to our body by building trust and overcoming fear, and they’re just fun.

This instructional series will focus on alignment and technique by breaking down the mechanics of each pose. You will learn step by step ways to enter each pose, creative modifications, and how to use props to help make arm balances more accessible in your practice.
Arm balances are progressive in nature, with one pose often being the foundation for another.

Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.

Arm balance experience is not required to attend this series. It is welcome to beginners and experienced yogis who are thirsty for knowledge and the opportunity to challenge themselves.

FRIDAY JUNE 14TH: Flying Scissors & Flying Pigeon
Often both of these arm balances are a popular transition from 3 Legged Dog. Learn how to lift and extend the legs to help you float and balance like a seesaw on your arms. You will tap into the deep abdominal muscles to help understand their importance in lifting the back leg in both poses, while integrating the arms and back muscles to create balance in the body.

FRIDAY, JULY 19TH: Crow
The gateway arm balance. Learn the abc’s of Crow, Baby Crow and Side Crow. You will be introduced to different variations and transitions into the poses. Learn to build strength in your abdominals to help lift you up, while also learning to increase mobility in your hips. You will further learn fundamental strength building techniques for you arms, shoulders and back muscles to create a foundation for other arm balances.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH: Crow Transitions
So many postures are accessible from Crow, & once you start to learn them the possibilities for more transitions are endless. Learn to shoot your legs back into Chaturanga while maintaining stability in your pelvis. Move into the Tripod Headstand using your shoulder & arm strength. Flying Scissors from Crow…yes. Learn to use your core, shoulder & back strength to switch your legs in the air.

FULL MOON CEREMONY with Awaken Spanda

a monthly event curated by Arlyn Ruddy
 Advance Pay: $35 | Door: $40
 
In an Awaken Spanda signature full moon sound ceremony the intent is as always to restore you to your optimal human potential through the power of sympathetic resonance. Using organic sound tools such as instruments and the quantum power of intent to ensure restored harmony withIN the body, mind, and soul. The experience will allow you to gently and effectively explore new aspects of Self as we bring the unconscious parts of the whole energy body to the conscious mind enabling us to determine our next steps in waking reality. We enter into this meditative state with no expectations in order to connect directly to our inner wisdom. There are many layers of benefits to this meditation as we are working with the root body, our bio energetic system. Restoration will occur down to a cellular level. This can also help clear emotional traumas and relieve anxiety, depression, mental angst, physical pain, suffering, and such….while deepening relaxation, visualization, mental focus, equanimity, creativity, body+mind regeneration, recalibration, spiritual growth, self mastery, and above all self love and compassion. The layers of healing are endless as we address and discover our energetic nature.
We are made of sound and light. And our integration is our birthright.

SUP YOGA 

with DRIFT 

SUNSET WEDNESDAYS | 7:00pm – 8:15pm

Date Options: JUNE 5th, 12th, 19th | JULY 3, 10,17| AUGUST (6:30pm START TIME) 7,14,21,28

SUNRISE SATURDAYS | 7:00am-8:15am 

Dates Options: JUNE 8,22,29 | JULY 6,13,20 | AUGUST (7:30am START TIME) 3,10,17,24

*MEETS at FOLLY BOAT LANDING.

 
Join us for a 75 minute long SUP YOGA class at sunrise or sunset. Bring your sense of adventure and clothes that can get wet.
We’ll supply the rest. Weather and tides vary, so the schedule might too.
 
SUP Yoga classes for all levels on the Folly River.
-75 minutes
-$45 -All equipment included
-Beginner Yogis welcome
-Strong swimming skills required
 
Things to know:
-No experience necessary to participate, but yogis need strong swimming skills and the ability to kneel on the board.
-Classes run (light)rain or shine. In the event of thunder, lightning, or high winds, classes will be cancelled, full refund provided.
-Bring: SPF, water, a towel (just in case).
-Wear: running/yoga clothes/swimsuit and waterproof sandals, sneakers or flip flops to protect your feet.
(We will have to walk on the boat ramp)
-Parking is extremely limited at the boat landing, carpooling is suggested!
Car spaces are the short ones, and the gravel spaces to the immediate left of the entrance.
Longer spots are for trailers, cars parked in trailer spots will be ticketed.
On-street partking near the park, post office, and library are a short walk.
-No public facilities at the boat landing.
-Questions? 843-513-7432 or message me on Instagram @driftyogacharleston
 
Beginners welcome! Strong swimmers required.

Drift is the original Charleston SUP Yoga.

Martha Duddy Criscuolo is a 500RYT yoga teacher and an ACA-Certified SUP instructor. She is a seasoned competitive and recreational paddler, teaching SUP yoga since 2015 and land-based yoga since 2016. Martha has got you!

YIN & YANG 

with 

Grace & Conrad

Saturday, June 29th
4:30-6:00 pm
James Island Yoga
Early Bird: $35 | after June 20th $40
 
Harmonize the two forces within you through this 90 minute Yin to Yang practice guided by Grace and Conrad.
We will begin slow and gentle, tuning in with the yin element and transition towards a more energetic practice to ignite the yang element from within.
 
Yin and Yang are two opposite, yet complementary, energies that everyone and everything has within them.
The two cannot exist without one another and are in a constant flowing cycle of balance and rebalancing.
Within our body-mind-spirit, many of us tend towards imbalance in our expressions, lifestyles, personalities, etc.
This practice is an opportunity to create more coherence and balance between the two polar forces.
You can expect:
 
࿊ balancing pranayama, or breathwork
 
࿊ qi-gong inspired movements
 
࿊ yin and yang asana, or postures
 

࿊ meditation

300-HR Yoga Alliance Approved 

ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING

Unlock and Unleash your yoga teaching potential…

JIY’s Manifest Yoga 300-hour advanced teacher training is designed to take both your personal practice and teaching to new levels of depth, clarity and focus. Geared towards existing yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners, our program will deep dive into key areas of study to unlock your potential as an inspired and knowledgeable guide for your students.

If you are ready to refine and expand your current repertoire, develop the skills to lead with confidence and discover your core purpose as a teacher – this training is for you. Our aim is to illuminate your strengths, meet you where you are and support your unique direction and growth.

Our advanced 300-hour training is offered as 12 weekend modules, which you can take at your own pace, as it will be an ongoing offering and program. Each module is a full weekend consisting of  Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday. They will be held in-person at James Island Yoga, Charleston South Carolina. For those who have an RYT-200, you will be eligible for the RYT-500 designation upon completing all 12 modules and assignments. * Students interested in deepening their studies without doing a full 300-hour training are invited to take any module of interest. (Individual Modules priced separately)

This program will be lead by Tymi Howard Bender 500 ERYT, along with guest faculty from around the globe. The teaching faculty offers the best of the best: highly-skilled educators dedicated to living their yoga and generously sharing their knowledge and expertise. Each instructor brings with them thousands of hours of training and teaching. You will be guided through the program with clarity, confidence and ease.

300 Hour Manifest Yoga Teacher Training
at James Island Yoga

Charleston, South Carolina

BEGINS OCTOBER 4th, 2024

12 Month Program with Tymi Howard  Bender 500 E-RYT and Guest Faculty

Program divided into Friday Evenings, Saturday & Sunday 

Weekend Modules
STARTS: October 4th and meets once per month

Manifest Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training Sessions:

Friday 4:30-8:00pm | Saturday 10am-6:00pm | Sunday 10am-6:00pm
*this program can be completed in 1 year, or self paced as it is ongoing.

2024-2025 Weekend Modules:

October 4th-6th

November 1st-3rd

December 6th-8th

January10th-12th

February 7th-9th

March 1st & 2nd

April 4th-6th

May 2nd-4th

June 6th-8th

July 11th-13th

August 8th-10th

September 12th-14th 

*FIRST STEP: Application Process is a one on one meeting with Tymi Howard Bender, either in person, or via Zoom. 

 Please email tymi.howard@gmail.com and in the SUBJECT LINE PUT: 300 Hour YTT APPLICATION. 

What to Expect:

Tymi presents yoga teacher trainings unlike any others, taking your practice beyond the asana and carrying you deep into the philosophy, history, and spirituality of your yoga journey.

The Manifest Yoga Teacher Training approach will not only enhance your physical practice, but you will also receive a deep understanding of “off the mat” subjects in the ancient sciences of yoga and holistic modalities, such as Ayurveda, Yin Yoga, Myofascial / Trigger Point Release, Thai Assisted Yoga, Acupressure, Nutrition, Music, Psychotherapy and more, as they apply in today’s modern world. You will also deep dive into the business and marketing aspects of all things yoga. Discover your niche and special skill set in the world of yoga, and how to create workshops, specialty classes and trainings from a place of authenticity and professionalism. 

At the end of the training, you will qualify for a 500 hour RYT accreditation by Yoga Alliance.

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:

Non-Refundable Deposit: $300 *reserves spot once accepted. 

Tuition Option 1: Pay in full 

$300 non-refundable deposit, 

plus $4,500 tuition. 

Tuition Option 2: Payment Plan.

Pay $300 non-refundable deposit 

plus 10 monthly payments of $500. (Financed $5000) 

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (YTT) FEES: All Registration Fees, Deposits, Session Fees or Pre-paid training fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

*RECEIVE 20% OFF ALL CLASS PACKAGES or MEMBERSHIPS for 1 YEAR at JIY. 

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING ATTENDANCE: The minimum hours required for attendance by Yoga Alliance must be attended in order to graduate.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION: In order to graduate, all required in-person hours, virtual sessions and non-contact hours must be completed. Also required for graduation, all homework assignments must be submitted, all practice classes instructed and all training fees must be paid.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING EARLY DISMISSAL: YTT participants that are frequently late or absent without prior communication may be dismissed from the training to preserve the quality of content and focus of the group.

200 Hour MANIFEST YOGA Teacher Training
in Charleston, South Carolinaat James Island Yoga

January 10th – May 4th, 2025
5 Month / Weekend Option
with Tymi Howard and Guest Faculty

Program divided into 8 weekend Modules:
STARTS: January 10th, 2025 and will meet every other weekend for 5 months. Graduation on Sunday, May 4th, 2025
Manifest Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Sessions:
 Friday 4:30-7:30pm | Saturday 10am-6pm | Sunday 10am-6pm
January 10th-12th, January 24th – 26th, February 7th-9th, February 21st – 23rd, February 28th- March 2nd, March 21st – 23rd,
April 4th-6th, April 11th-13th, May 2nd – 4th
WHAT TO EXPECT…
Step into your power, discover your purpose, and take your passion for yoga to the next level in the 200 Hour Manifest Yoga Teacher Training program led by Tymi Howard Bender. Tymi presents yoga teacher trainings unlike any others, taking your practice beyond the asana and carrying you deep into the philosophy, history, and spirituality of your yoga journey.
The Manifest Yoga Teacher Training approach will not only enhance your physical practice, but you will also receive a deep understanding of “off the mat” subjects in the ancient sciences of yoga and holistic modalities, such as Ayurveda, Yin Yoga, Myofascial Release, Nutrition, Incorporating Music, Psychotherapy and more, as they apply in today’s modern world.

A student who has completed the Manifest Yoga International program will leave with the knowledge, skills, and depth of understanding necessary to help others on their Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Mediation, and Pranayama journeys. At the end of the training, you will qualify for a 200-hour RYT accreditation by Yoga Alliance.

Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training will include (but is not limited to):

Yoga Teaching Techniques, Meditation, Journaling, and Personal Practice, inclusive of asana, pranayama, meditation, biomechanics, anatomy, assisting, adjusting and guided practice.
Teaching Methodology, including teaching communication skills, group dynamics, time management, teaching boundaries, addressing students’ specific needs, teaching styles, incorporating music, demonstrating asanas, assists, and the business of yoga
Anatomy and Physiology, including the anatomy of breathing, human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.), and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.), and its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics for Yoga Teachers, including yoga philosophies and traditional texts, such as the Yoga Sutras and Hatha Yoga Pradipika, yoga lifestyle, ethics for yoga teachers, and understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service.

Practice Teaching: Each trainee will have significant teaching as the lead instructor and will receive and give valuable feedback

INVESTMENT: *200 HOUR YTT INCLUDES UNLIMITED CLASSES at JIY DURING the TERM of the YTT. Beginning on the FIRST MEETING DAY of YTT (January 10th 2025), and ENDS on DATE of GRADUATION (May 4th 2025). 

Non-Refundable Deposit: $300

Tuition Option 1(PAYMENT PLAN): Pay $300 deposit and then 5 payments of $600 each (total $3,300)

Tuition Option 2 (PAY IN FULL): $300 non-refundable deposit plus $2,700 (total $3,000)

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (YTT) FEES: All Registration Fees, Deposits, Session Fees or Pre-paid training fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING ATTENDANCE: The minimum hours required for attendance by Yoga Alliance must be attended in order to graduate.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION: In order to graduate, all required in-person hours, virtual sessions and non-contact hours must be completed. Also required for graduation, all homework assignments must be submitted, all practice classes instructed and all training fees must be paid.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING EARLY DISMISSAL: YTT participants that are frequently late or absent without prior communication may be dismissed from the training to preserve the quality of content and focus of the group.

YOGA MAMA 

One of life’s greatest miracles is growing a beautiful baby in your belly and welcoming a sweet new soul into the world.

Alongside this magic, comes immeasurable shifts within. A balanced yoga practice can help with this.

 Come and be with other expecting mothers and embrace the changes within yourself, your body and your baby. 

 
This offering combines elements of Slow Flow with Yin, mindfulness, meditation and breathwork practices
to support the body, mind and soul – of mama and baby. 
 
*All stages of pregnancy welcome.